Thursday, August 19, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Death's Curses by Becca Fox and Martha Agundez

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Death's Curses by Becca Fox and Martha Agundez. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book and some great swag. Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Death's Curses
Authors: Becca Fox and Martha Agundez
Publication Date: June 1st 2021
Print Length: 370 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
After one screw up too many, Esmeralda Barnes is shipped off to Seattle to start her first semester of college while living under the strict guardianship of her great aunt. She’s prepared to serve her time in simmering silence when she meets Charlie Campbell, the only person worth talking to at the tiny community college she’s being forced to attend. His efforts to scare her away don’t work, not even when he lefts it slip that he has a psychic twin sister who helps their uncle—a police detective—solve murders. As the former member of a gang, Esmer’s confident she’s tough enough to take anything he throws at her in stride.

Then she has a near death experience. And Charlie is the first person on the scene. It turns out, his sister isn’t psychic but she does have a special connection to Death. She and Charlie both. So maybe this friendship will take a little more work than Esmer originally thought. But hey, it’s better than the gang. Even after being pulled into a string of grisly murder investigations, running with people possessing supernatural abilities, and dealing with the very real presence of a minor goddess, Esmer’s pretty sure hanging with Charlie is better than being back with the gang. Yep, pretty damn sure.


It was probably juvenile but I told myself there were worse things I could be doing than supporting the local rage room. Responsible enough for Uncle Vic, no one had to get hurt, and I could work out every toxic thought in my head for forty-five dollars. Win, win, win.

Wiping the sweat from my brow, I made my way to the locker rooms to change out of all the protective gear they’d forced me to wear. I was standing in line at my favorite taco truck maybe twenty minutes later. A couple was arguing nearby. Ordinarily, I would’ve ignored the grown-ass adults making a scene on the street, but the female’s voice sounded oddly familiar.

“Just because you gave me a beer doesn’t mean you own me!”

I turned to see a girl with short red hair, switchblade open and pressed against the throat of a rail-thin guy who looked about ready to p*ss himself. She wore a gray hoodie sweatshirt which was probably too thin to offer any warmth, ripped black jeans that clung to her slender hips and exposed her pale knees, along with well-worn neon pink sneakers. All she needed were rough tattoos and she’d look like she belonged in a gang.

“S-Sorry,” the guy stammered, stepping back. “My bad.”

I rolled my eyes and paid for my tacos before stepping away from the truck. Of course. Of course it was Esmer.

Her scowl stayed fixed on the guy’s retreating form as he hightailed it down the street with what appeared to be a six pack under his arm. Well, it was a five pack now.

Some of the onlookers whooped and cheered.

“Yeah, that’s what I thought.” Esmer snapped her knife closed with a flick of her wrist and shoved it into her back pocket.
Becca Fox is a socially awkward introvert who loves to read and write, binge watch crime-solving shows and anime, and play videogames next to her gamer husband. She also loves to bake, and plan trips she hopes to one day take. She has a toddler and a crawler, which means that her house truly is as messy as you’re imagining.

Martha Agundez has a BA in English from Sacramento State University. She worked as a tutor at the Sacramento State University Writing Center for two semesters and was a journalist for The State Hornet Newspaper for one semester. She was also the Calaveras Station Literary Journal Fiction Section Editor for a semester. She has worked as a 916Ink manuscript copy editor for three years and counting, while also offering her editing services as a freelancer.

Becca Fox and Martha Agundez will be awarding a custom made bookmark, a candle inspired by one of the characters in the book, and an eBook of Death's Curses (MOBI or EPUB) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter.
(US Only.)

All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, the entries, or the prizes. Goddess Fish Promotions and the authors are responsible for the prizes and the giveaway.
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  1. I really like the sound of this book.

  2. Thanks for hosting and helping us spread the word about our book baby!

  3. To my readers: hi and thanks for stopping by!
    Fun fact about me: I didn't always like to read. We moved from Mexico to America when I was starting 2nd grade, and while my mom had been speaking English and Spanish in the house, I was really behind when it came to reading and writing English. So I struggled a lot. It wasn't until I was in jr high that I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and completely fell in love with JK Rowling's world. That's when the hunt for other good reads began. :)

  4. Ah yes, the irony that we were both so behind in reading and writing when we moved to the US and yet we fell in love with story telling in English and now our lives revolve around it!

  5. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  6. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading I like the excerpt as well.